Version 2.1 of the GWO Enhanced First Aid Training Standard was released on 1st April 2020. It is available for immediate implementation by training providers in accordance with the GWO Criteria for Training Providers.
The aim of the module is to enable the Course Participants (Participants) to support and care for others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge, skills and attitude of Enhanced First Aid. Upon completion of the GWO EFA Course Participants(Participants) will be able to administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save lives and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation.
The EFA Module shall ensure that the following objectives are covered:
Local legislation/risks/hazards and demands to ensure knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and rules that apply to Enhanced First Aid in Remote Areas
The importance of carrying out basic and enhanced First Aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographic location and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines
Identifying and explaining normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body
Demonstrating understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment
Delivering immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise the casualty, to include but not limited to: - Stopping life-threatening bleeding - Establishing and maintaining an airway - Knowing the indications for and the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Using basic and advanced First Aid equipment in a First Aid scenario - Resuscitation - Using standardised methodologies, specifically the Primary and Secondary Survey - based on the "C"-A-B-C-D-E principle
Assessing the casualty, for injury or acute illness, to determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required; to include but not limited to: - Life-threatening bleeding, circulatory disorder - Impaired consciousness - Compromised airway, breathing, too slow or too fast - Immediate life-threatening illnesses and other health problems especially with severe pain
Requesting telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition and obtaining medical advice to further stabilise the casualty by using: - Telemedical consultation through National resources (e.g. Coastguard) - Telemedical consultation through private contractor (where established
Requesting immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition
Preparing the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point, including: - Immobilisation where required or other non-medical mitigation e.g. cooling gels - Understanding the complexity and restrictions of medical pain relief and the role of clinical governance in the control of medication - Accompanying the casualty, if required, to suitable medical facility and formally hand over the casualty - Escorting the casualty to the nominated evacuation/rescue point providing continued enhanced first aid
Acting as a leader in first aid situations
Administering safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection